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How much money will you need for your trip to Tartu? You should plan to spend around €84 ($88) per day on your vacation in Tartu, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €30 ($31) on meals for one day and €22 ($23) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Tartu for a couple is €75 ($78). So, a trip to Tartu for two people for one week costs on average €1,176 ($1,225). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
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A vacation to Tartu for one week usually costs around €588 for one person. So, a trip to Tartu for two people costs around €1,176 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €2,353 in Tartu. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Tartu can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Tartu? How much money do I need for Tartu?

How much does a trip to Tartu cost? Is Tartu expensive? The average Tartu trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Tartu prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Tartu
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Tartu is €38. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Tartu is €75.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in Tartu
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Tartu is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €22 per person, per day, on local transportation in Tartu.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Tartu
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Rental Cars in Tartu
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Food Budget in Tartu
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  • While meal prices in Tartu can vary, the average cost of food in Tartu is €30 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Tartu should cost around €12 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Tartu is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Tartu?

Typical prices for Food in Tartu are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Tartu, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Danishes
  • Lunch for Two
  • Ice Cream
  • Cookies
  • Coffee & Cake

Entertainment Budget in Tartu
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  • Entertainment and activities in Tartu typically cost an average of €13 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Tartu?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Tartu are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Tartu, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Art Museum ticket
  • Movie Ticket

Tips and Handouts Budget in Tartu
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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Tartu is €0.57 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Tartu is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Tartu
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  • The average person spends about €13 on alcoholic beverages in Tartu per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Tartu On a Budget
Tartu is a university town that is also the second largest city in Estonia. It has a population of about 100,000 and dates back to 1030, making it the oldest city in the country. The Emajogi River passes through town and it has a lovely old town that's pleasant to explore. The city is a great place to see day to day life in Estonia. It is a very real town with people going about their daily lives. If you find yourself here when the weather is nice, you'll be greeted by crowds of happy locals out enjoying the weather. They make full use of the warm, sunny weather with festivals, events, and concerts during the summer. This is easily the most fun and eventful time to visit the city.

The climate in Tartu is temperate humid continental. It is more mild than you might expect at the high latitude, but winters are still quite cold. It's proximity to the Baltic Sea keeps the temperatures warmer and there are occasionally hot days during the summer, although it is usually cool or pleasantly warm.
There are some nice buildings around Tartu, particularly in the old town area. Some interesting churches in town include St. John's Church, St. Paul's Church, and St. Alexander`s Orthodox Church among others. Make sure you swing by the Town Hall Square where you'll see the famous statue of two students kissing. The KGB Museum is a moving and well done museum that is definitely worth a visit if you have any interest in the history of the area. There's also a nice botanical garden that is worth a visit if only so you can enjoy some people watching.
Tartu can be divided into seventeen distinct neighborhoods. Annelinn is the largest and it is located on the left bank of the river. It houses over a quarter of the city's population and is predominantly Soviet style apartment buildings. The Old Town is where you will likely spend most of your time as a tourist. This is where you'll find the highest concentration of attractions and the most interesting architecture.

There's a nice trail that runs alongside the river making for an enjoyable walk. On a nice day you'll find people fishing here, or just soaking up some of the cherished sunlight.

Popular festivals in town include Hanseatic Days, which is held during late July. This is a medieval festival that has many fairs, festivities, exhibitions, concerts, dances, shopping booths, and more. It is generally a free event. The Stencibility Street Art Festival is also popular and is held every year at the end of April.
Food and Dining
As a university town, there are many budget food options available to visitors. Near the center of town you can find many cheap restaurants that cater to students and offer anything from pizza to Indian food. Most budget eateries cater to students and the food can vary in quality, but the price is good and the diversity of options is excellent. Restaurants are diverse but pizza, pubs, and Asian options are probably the most prevalent.

In general, food in the area is much cheaper than you would find elsewhere in Europe. There are a variety of local restaurants that serve more traditional dishes at a reasonable price, and unless you're on a very tight budget, it's worth trying some local food while you're in town.

There are plenty of cafes, pubs, and clubs around town as well. Drinks are cheap and many of the places are popular with students, so you can expect a young and energetic atmosphere. This is a great way to experience the atmosphere and culture of Tartu.

There is also no shortage of hostels in the area so you should have no problems finding affordable accommodation. Many hostels are actually housed in dorms of the university so you get an interesting feel for the city and its student life.

Most tourists spend the majority of their time in the city's Old Town, which is very walkable. If you want to travel further outside of the area, there are 19 city bus routes around town. These buses are colored red and white and are easily distinguishable. There is also a sponsored bus line, 69, that is free and does not have the obvious red and white coloring. This line connects the bus station to the Lounakeskus shopping center near the edge of town. You can catch lines 7 or 20 in the city centre and take them to the Tartu Railway Station. Line 8 takes you from Lounakeskus to a popular beach area known as Anne Kanal. And lines 2, 3, 3A, 5, 9 and 14 connect the city centre to the Central Market and the Bus Station.

You can catch a taxi at any of the many taxi stands around central Tartu. Taxis are usually reasonably priced and efficient.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

University Housing

By backpackguru in Accommodation
While you're in Tartu, it's very convenient to stay at a hostel that is at the university. They basically rent out dorm rooms as doubles that come equipped with a TV and access to a kitchen which you share with other guests. There's also laundry facilities that you can use for a reasonable price. The university is centrally located and you'll close to plenty of cheap restaurants so it's a great way to save some money and feel like you're in the heart of all the action. You also get to feel like you're a college kid again, and who doesn't want that. It's a great deal, particularly with all of the amenities.

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